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FMLA: How to Train Your Managers

FMLA: How to Train Your Managers

Do they need to know what FMLA and ADA are? Yes. Do they need to know how to administer all the details? No. If you spend too much time teaching them about the boring details of disability and leave of absence management you're going to lose your audience.
5 Myths about FMLA

5 Myths about FMLA

FMLA Myth #5: You cannot contact an employee about work during their FMLA leave. Reality: You cannot ask an employee to perform work while they are on a leave but you can reach out to ask basic questions.
Five Ways to Improve Your FMLA Management in 2019

Five Ways to Improve Your FMLA Management in 2019

If you're like most HR professionals, FMLA administration is not something you look forward to. Here are five ways to streamline and simplify your FMLA process next year: 
All I Want for Christmas is to Outsource FMLA Management

All I Want for Christmas is to Outsource FMLA Management

Okay, enough holiday puns. In all seriousness, here are 5 things that outsourcing your FMLA management can do for you . . .  

Exploring Attendance Policies Not Eligible for FMLA

Exploring Attendance Policies Not Eligible for FMLA

How do you handle an employee who needs medical leave but doesn’t qualify for FMLA? The employee may just be subject to your attendance policy. If so, it’s important to look at the details of your attendance policy to make sure that it doesn’t conflict with your other leave of absence policies and doesn’t drive the wrong behavior.

Exploring Personal Leave Policies When Not Eligible for FMLA

Exploring Personal Leave Policies When Not Eligible for FMLA

How do you handle an employee who needs medical leave but doesn’t qualify for FMLA? One option is to implement a Personal Leave Policy. Here are some things to think about when building and administering a Personal Leave Policy.

Exploring ADA Accommodations When Not Eligible for FMLA

Exploring ADA Accommodations When Not Eligible for FMLA

How do you handle an employee who needs medical leave but doesn’t qualify for FMLA? One option is to allow the leave as an accommodation under The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). But there are some things to think about first. Let’s discuss.

Defining FMLA's “In Loco Parentis”

Defining FMLA's “In Loco Parentis”

If you can’t require documentation for "in loco parents", then how can you prevent your employees from abusing it? The answer lies in your recruiting practices and your company culture . . .  

Do You Have to Use the DOL’s Certification Forms?

Do You Have to Use the DOL’s Certification Forms?

The Department of Labor (DOL) is scheduled to release new FMLA forms in the near future. But did you know that you are not required to use the DOL’...